Daily Archives: Friday March 17th, 2017

More funds available

bakke0x2c_per_0x2830x29We’ve already had one round of allocation of funding (Smådriftsmidler) this year, but there is still money left. Therefore, there will be a second round of allocations. The same criteria apply also this time.

Criteria and requirements

  • The leader of the research group must apply, and the purpose must be discussed and prioritized within the research group.
  • It must be documented that the group has applied for other external research funding in 2016.
  • Appropriations shall be annual and used during the budget year. The funds are not transferable to the next year.
Funding will be allocated to research groups that do not have large appropriations already.
  • The research group must document how the funds will be used.

A research project can receive up to 150,000 NOK per year. Researchers who have been awarded this amount in the recently completed round, cannot apply for more, while researchers with less funding, can apply again. Although an applicant in the same research group has received money, it is an opportunity for another within the same group to apply, but the same project can get maximum 150,000 NOK.

Application form are available here.
Send the application to Siv Eggereide.

The deadline is 1 April (and that’s not a joke!).

HSE corner: Bike to Work 2017

On 19 April starts this year’s Bike to Work-campaign. The aim is to get in better shape, but Bike to work is also a social initiative for employees. This year, the University of Bergen awards great prizes to both teams and individual participating employees. Details about these prizes are provided later. In addition, there are opportunities to win prizes in the national competition.

For more information: see here. (Link in Norwegian.)

Election of rector and members of the University Board

Dag Rune Olsen and Margareth Hagen are standing as candidates for rector and pro-rector. The election will take place from 30 March until 5 April.

Invitation to election meeting
You are invited to meet them on Monday 27 March at 13–15, Egget, Studentsenteret, Parkveien 1.
For more information: see here.

Elections of new members to the University Board
You may propose candidates to the University Board.
Proposal deadline is Friday 7 April at 12 p.m.
For more information: see here.

Earth Hour 25 March 2017

On Saturday 25 March at 08:30 p.m. local time, people worldwide turn off the lights for one hour as a climate campaign. It began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 as a local action, and since then, Earth Hour has grown into the largest and most evocative climate campaign, with up to one billion participants year after year.

All students and staff at the University of Bergen are therefore encouraged to turn off the lights in every office and other rooms, and close the doors before taking a weekend.

Read more here.

NordForsk funding for research training courses

The Nordic network NORDOC, which UiB/MOF is part of, is planning to apply for funding from the NordForsk funds. The aim is to develop a series of research and doctoral training courses that can be offered through this network. The courses can be within all disciplines at the Faculty, and existing courses may be further developed for this purpose.

For more information: contact Roland Jonsson (roland.jonsson@uib.no / 55 97 46 49).

Deadline to submit courses: 24 March 2017.

The Fulbright Norway Article of the Year Award 2017

The Fulbright Alumni Association of Norway has since 2014 awarded an annual prize for the best peer reviewed article published by a Norwegian Fulbright alumnus. Author(s) of the Article of the Year Award will receive a diploma together with 50 000 NOK. This year’s price is complemented by The Fulbright Norway Young Researcher Award. This is offered to the best academic article published in 2016 by a young scholar who is a PhD student or earned his/her PhD degree during the last three years. The winner of the Young Researcher Award will receive a diploma together with 10 000 NOK.

For more details, see here.

Deadline for both awards: Saturday 1 April 2017.

Education Awards at FMD 2017

In keeping with The Action Plan for Education (Handlingsplan for utdanning), the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has since 2011 awarded three education awards: The Academic Quality Award (Studiekvalitetsprisen), The Teaching Award (Undervisningsprisen) and The Internationalization of Education Award (Pris for internasjonalisering i studiene). The Faculty is now announcing all three education awards for 2017.

For more details about purposes, criteria and nominations: see here. (Link in Norwegian.)

Deadline for submitting proposals to award candidates: Tuesday 18 April 2017.

The Sjöberg Prize for cancer research 2018

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences invites you to nominate candidate(s) for The Sjöberg Prize 2018.

The Sjöberg Prize for cancer research is awarded to scientists who have made major contributions to our knowledge about disease mechanisms, risk factors, or the treatment or prevention of cancer.

Nominations must be made by individuals and submitted electronically on a form available here.

Deadline for nominations: Monday 15 May 2017.

For more information: see here.

Further questions can be directed to the Sjöberg Prize secretary, Rune Toftgård (rune.toftgard@kva.se / +46 8 673 95 60).

Summer School on Intellectual Property 2017 in Bonn

The University of Bonn, Germany, invites graduate and postgraduate students to a Summer School on Intellectual Property.

This Summer School addresses graduate and postgraduate students from any field of study, and will take place from 31 July to 11 August 2017. The program is conducted in English.

For more information: see here.

For questions: contact Mr. Michael Fischer or Ms. Kim Dubenkropp.

Public PhD Defence, week 12

ding_yunpeng_24_03Yunpeng Ding will defend his PhD thesis on Friday March 24th 2017
Trial lecture: Friday March 24th 2017 at 10:15 AM
Topic: Genetic polymorphisms and biochemical mechanisms related to One Carbon Metabolism and cardiovascular disease”
Place: Auditorium 1, BB building, Jonas Lies vei 91
Public defense: Friday March 24th 2017 at 12:15 PM
Place: Auditorium 1, BB building, Jonas Lies vei 91
Title of dissertation:“MTHFD1 and relevant biomarkers in cardiovascular disease. Observational studies in patients with suspected stable angina pectoris in Norway”
1st opponent:PhD Kristina Pentieva, Ulster University, United Kingdom
2nd opponent:Professor Nicholas Greene, University College London, United Kingdom

Press release (in Norwegian)